What is the best BI tool - a new survey was released
At Linked In, every now and then there is a discussion about the best BI tool.
The discussion looks like this:
John - Oracle OBIEE is the best tool in the market
Jeff - Actually, I work with Microstrategy and I think this is the best tool
John - well, I use Microsoft BI and I find it absolutely fantastic.
And so it goes on and on, endless pointless statements. To answer such a big question you need a good research. Therefore, I was very happy to read about the new BI Tool Survey (http://www.bi-survey.com/ ) written by BARC (Business Application Research Center).
The BI Survey 9 uncovers the truth about why real-world organizations select BI products, how they use them, and with what success. It also compares the leading products on the market across a number of headline criteria such as performance, scalability and vendor support.
Unfortunately, the free section doesn't give much. if you would like to read the whole 301 pages (301 pages?!?) you'll need to hand over 4995 USD (nearly Five thousand dollars).
Today I spoke with a customer and easily convinced them to use Reporting Services instead of Tablaue or QlikView. In some other scenarios I might recommend differently. Who's paying 5K for such document and far more interesting, who's reading 301 pages about the best BI tool?